May Irwin Kiss
Topics stock footage
, Rice, John
, Irwin, May (1862-1938)
, early cinema
, Thomas Edison
, "The Widow Jones"
, New York
This "racy" scene is from the New York stage comedy, "The Widow Jones," in which May Irwin and John Rice starred. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, the actors staged their kiss for the camera at the request of the New York World newspaper, and the resulting film was the most popular Edison Vitascope film in 1896.
Run time :17Producer Thomas EdisonAudio/Visual silent, black and white
The Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division
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January 2, 2010
no better than they ought to be!
You can tell he's an awful rogue and she's loving it!
February 27, 2008
Yet More Fun!
Another fun film, This time showing a couple kissing. Seeing films this old is quite amazing.